Apr 18 2015
Behind The Beautiful Forevers

Behind The Beautiful Forevers

Presented by Tanner Humanities Center at Broadway Centre Cinemas

National Theatre Live's 'Behind The Beautiful Forevers' April 18th at Noon

Presented by the Tanner Humanities Center and the Salt Lake Film Society

Meera Syal (The Kumars, Goodness Gracious Me, Rafta Rafta at the National) returns to the National Theatre, directed by Rufus Norris (Broken, London Road).

Pulitzer Prize-winner Katherine Boo spent three years in Annawadi recording the lives of its residents. From her uncompromising book, winner of the National Book Award for Non-Fiction 2012, David Hare has fashioned a tumultuous play on an epic scale.

India is surging with global ambition. But beyond the luxury hotels surrounding Mumbai airport lies a makeshift slum, full of people with plans of their own. Zehrunisa and her son Abdul aim to recycle enough rubbish to fund a proper house. Sunil, twelve and stunted, wants to eat until he’s as tall as Kalu the thief. Asha seeks to steal government anti-poverty funds to turn herself into a ‘first-class person’, while her daughter Manju intends to become the slum’s first female graduate.

But their schemes are fragile; global recession threatens the garbage trade, and another slum-dweller is about to make an accusation that will destroy herself and shatter the neighbourhood.

Admission Info

Pricing:
General Admission – $18
SLFS Member – $12
Student – $9.25

All seats considered "GA" or first-come, first-serve.

Email: tyler.ford@utah.edu

Dates & Times

2015/04/18 - 2015/04/18

Additional time info:

One ten to fifteen minute intermission

Location Info

Broadway Centre Cinemas

111 East 300 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84111

Parking Info

Parking available in the parking structure to the east of the theater. Validation available up to four hours.